1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic bit of kit, 12 Mar 2014
I've been using media players for around four years now and have a few simple requirements for a player:
*Play all formats of video codecs
*Support 24p playback
*Passthrough True-HD and DTS-HD via HDMI
Until getting this unit I was using an ASUS OPlay! HD2, which although technically good is bulky and has a hideous menu system (it looks like it escaped from the late 1980's) and as I discovered to my horror stuttered badly on 24p playback. For watching HD movies I have "42 Panasonic 1080p Plasma which because of its deep blacks and high contrast ratio/refresh rate is perfect for bluray quality films, so having smooth 24p playback is a deal breaker for me. I originally wanted a Dune HD B1/D1/H1 but they are currently discontinued and hard to get hold of second hand (also read bad reviews of the Dune HD Max). I looked at the Popcorn Hour models but I was put off by negative reviews so when the Mede8er went on sale I snapped one up.
The Mede8er does all the above perfectly, its played every type of file that I've thrown at it so far with no stuttering or playback issues.
It also allows you to customize your menus with Thumbgen and similar scrapers giving menus an overall more professional finish.
The unit is also of a compact size and is completely silent. The remote control is of a good size and easy to use and as an added bonus has a light up button allowing easy use in the dark.
Overall an excellent player that I would recommend to anyone